Citalopram (US brand name Celexa® and generic) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Here is basic information about this medication.
Major depressive disorder (MDD)
Starting dose: 20 mg/day
Maximum dose: 40 mg/day
Maintenance: 20–40 mg/day
General instructions from the Prescribing Information: Take once daily, in the morning or evening, with or without food.
Note: In contrast to the Prescribing Information, we recommend that citalopram be taken after eating a full meal.
Dosage forms and strengths
Tablets (Celexa® and generic): 10 mg, 20 mg scored, 40 mg scored
Oral solution (generic): 10 mg base/5 mL
Please refer to Prescribing Information (see link below) for complete discussion of dosage, administration, warnings and precautions, contraindications, etc.
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